HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is offering counseling sessions for businesses in the Florida Parishes. The free and confidential, one-on-one meetings are available by appointment only. The SBDC typically provides assistance in areas such as development of business plans, advertising and... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Warrick Dunn seemed like the ultimate role model for dealing with tragedy. When his mother, Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Betty Smothers was gunned down in 1993 while on an off-duty assignment, Dunn, then 18, suddenly became responsible for five younger siblings. A star athlete at... more »
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Mandatory counseling sessions have been held for Thibodaux Police officers dealing with the gruesome death of a disabled child. Jori Lirette, 7, was found decapitated and dismembered Aug. 14 outside the home he shared with his parents. The second-grader had cerebral palsy, was fed through a... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say free confidential counseling is available to Louisiana residents who are suffering stress, anxiety or depression as a result of Mississippi River flooding. A 24-hour crisis hotline has been established to connect residents with services in their community. Counselors available through the hotline... more »
BATON ROUGE: Helping adults and adolescents with concerns relating to emotional, chemical dependency, mental health, and parenting is the mission of the recently opened Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge according to Johnny Patout, LCSW and partner in the new center. "We have brought together an experienced and talented... more »
Comeaux High teacher, Hilary Leblanc, said "I once had a young golfer who committed suicide and it was a traumatic event for me and the members of our golf team."
Leblanc has seen the devastation of suicide first hand and says he never noticed any warning signs.
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